Minneapolis police officer who put up racist Christmas tree decorations will be fired
Two Minneapolis police officers have been placed on leave from their jobs after decorating their precinct’s Christmas tree with racially insensitive memorabilia. Now, the city’s mayor is saying that they will both be fired, the Associated Press reports.
The display was a Christmas tree adorned with a Newport cigarette pack, a can of Steel Reserve malt liquor, police tape, empty bags of Funyuns and Takis and a cup from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. A photo of the tree was posted to the internet, and was soon picked up by several local news outlets.